Monday, April 15, 2024

Kingdom Come Celebrates 30 Year anniversary

Kingdom Come will mark the 30th anniversary of the release of their eponymous hit debut album by putting in a series of live appearances.

The band will feature James Kottak (who went on to drum for The Scorpions) along with fellow original guitarists Danny Stag, Rick Steier and bass player Johnny B. Frank. While original singer Lenny Wolf declined to participate in the tour, he apparently wished the rest of the guys all the success and best in the world! Keith St. John (formerly of Montrose & Lynch Mob) will be stepping up to fill that large void, “but is definitely up to the job” according to the band members.

Hard rock band Kingdom Come formed in 1987 and quickly signed to Polydor Records. They released their first single ‘Get It On’ and gained a stranglehold on AOR radio over in the State by early 1988, prompting their self-titled debut album to ship gold.

The quintet, took to the road immediately as part of the North American Monsters of Rock Tour alongside Van Halen, The Scorpions, Metallica, and Dokken. In addition to touring and extensive radio airplay, they also became MTV favourites with such videos as the aforementioned ‘Get It On’ and tracks like ‘What Love Can Be’ that helped the band to sell two million debut albums worldwide.

While no further worldwide dates have been announced thus far, Kingdom Come will tour the USA through 2018 and into 2019 performing their debut album in its entirety (when headlining) along with music from their second album In Your Face.

“We all love each other like brothers, get along, and laugh a lot. It’s like a miracle that this is finally happening!” said guitarist Danny Stag, with bass player  Johnny B. Frank adding, “It was 30 years ago The Wolf recruited us, The Rock produced us, MTV aired us and Van Halen made us Monsters Of Rock. ‘Grateful to rock another day!!!”
For more information on the current line-up of Kingdom  Come click here.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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